Allen Weh on Homeland Security



AdWatch: ISIL terrorist is face of evil that threatens us

Allen Weh released a campaign ad that features an image of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighter who beheaded American journalist James Foley.

Weh's advertisement, unveiled on Monday, includes images of war, Pres. Obama playing golf, and Weh's opponent, Sen. Tom Udall, giving interviews as chaotic images of conflict flash across the screen. Foley is not shown in the ad, but it does briefly show an image of his killer, dressed in black and wielding a knife.

"To change Washington, you must change your Senator," the ad reads.

"Using James Foley's horrific and tragic death for shock value is offensive to Mr. Foley's family, New Mexico voters and the rest of our country," Udall's campaign manager said.

"Out of respect for the Foley family, no picture of James Foley was used," Weh's campaign manager said. "Tom Udall feigns outrage over the inclusion of a now familiar image of this Jihadi terrorist, who is clearly the face of the evil that threatens our nation."

Source: Politico.com AdWatch on 2014 New Mexico Senate race , Aug 26, 2014

Defense spending has been cut too much

Defense spending has now been cut to levels that threaten our national security.
Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, AllenWeh.com , Feb 18, 2014

Defense spending has been cut too much

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, AllenWeh.com , Feb 18, 2014

Oxymoron to cut military spending while al-Qaeda is growing

Allen Weh says he "absolutely expects another BRAC" and communities in eastern New Mexico need to prepare for it if they intend on keeping Cannon Air Force Base. Weh made his remarks during a campaign swing through the High Plains with several stops in Clovis and Portales. BRAC is a reference to a Base Realignment and Closure Commission, a periodic congressional call to re-evaluate all military bases and recommend closures.

Weh said he considered Cannon with its special operations mission essential to the economy of eastern New Mexico and the security of the U.S. He said he expects a BRAC in 2015 because many in Washington want to cut defense spending even further by shutting down bases. "Frankly," said Weh, a Marine combat veteran, "our military spending is at one of its lowest points ever. We're cutting armed forces as al-Qaida is growing in strength. To me, that's an oxymoron."

Source: Clovis News Journal on New Mexico Senate race , Feb 14, 2014

Very outspoken on matters of national defense

If I am the next governor, I intend to be very outspoken on matters of national defense and homeland security. While comprehensive immigration reform is clearly needed, but is the responsibility of the federal government, public safety and related homeland security of this state will be my responsibility. I consider keeping the citizens of this state safe my first priority, and one that I will take very seriously.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website, AllenWeh2010.com , Nov 1, 2010

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